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For an effortless experience in selling your Rolex Explorer, choose The Watch Exchange London. We provide a seamless, same-day payment service, transforming the process of trading your timepiece into a convenient and straightforward transaction.

How to sell your Explorer

1. Complete our form

Complete our form to start the process. We aim to reply within 48 hours.

2. Visit our shop

Bring your watch, with proof of purchase, to our store in Mayfair.

3. Watch inspection

We will inspect your watch and offer a guaranteed fair price.

4. Get paid!

Accept our offer or choose to part-exchange. Get paid within an hour!

Important Features Of A Sellable Rolex Explorer

A Rolex Explorer’s value hinges on several factors. In terms of condition, a well-maintained piece, free from significant wear and tear, commands a higher price. Authenticity is also crucial – original parts and verifiable documentation, like the box and official papers, enhance its value. Rarity plays a role too; limited edition models or those with historical significance often fetch higher prices.

Additionally, market demand and the watch’s model year can influence its resale value. A sought-after model in pristine condition, with its authenticity well-documented, is a recipe for a lucrative sale.

Why Sell Your Rolex Explorer To The Watch Exchange?

Ready to part with your Rolex Explorer? With 15 years in the business, we’re seasoned in valuing luxury watches. Our straightforward valuation service promises a fair price within an hour and with no obligation to sell. Trust us for a hassle-free experience and a competitive offer for your Rolex Explorer.

Learn More About The Rolex Explorer

When Was The Rolex Explorer Made?

The Rolex Explorer emerged in 1953, rooted in the brand’s association with Himalayan expeditions. Designed for ruggedness and legibility in harsh environments, it was inspired by the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. Over the years, the Explorer has evolved, integrating Rolex’s latest technologies while retaining its distinctive, adventure-ready aesthetic. This evolution reflects the brand’s commitment to creating watches that are both functional for adventurers and appealing to a broader audience.

What Is The Average Price Of A Rolex Explorer?

The price of a Rolex Explorer varies widely based on its model, age, and condition. New models typically start around £6,000 to £8,000. Vintage models or those in exceptional condition can command significantly higher prices, sometimes reaching tens of thousands of dollars. The Explorer’s status as a sought-after luxury timepiece contributes to its premium pricing, making it a valuable addition to any collection.

Do Rolex Explorers Hold Their Value?

Rolex Explorers are renowned for their strong value retention. The brand’s reputation for quality, durability, and timeless design ensures that these watches remain in demand. Older models, particularly those with historical significance or in limited production, can appreciate over time. The robust market for pre-owned Rolex watches further underscores their ability to retain, and often increase, in value.

What’s My Rolex Explorer Worth?

The value of your Rolex Explorer depends on several factors: the specific model, its age, overall condition, and any accompanying original parts and documentation. Pristine, rare, or vintage models are typically more valuable. For an accurate valuation, it’s advisable to consult with a reputable watch dealer or an expert in luxury timepieces, as they can provide insights based on current market trends.

How Many Rolex Explorers Are Made Each Year?

Rolex is known for its policy of not disclosing production numbers, maintaining an aura of exclusivity. This secrecy extends to the Rolex Explorer line. While exact figures are unknown, it is understood that Rolex prioritises quality over quantity, contributing to the desirability and value retention of their watches, including the Explorer.

Are Rolex Explorer Watches Hard To Find?

Rolex Explorer watches are generally available, but their availability can vary based on the model and market demand. Standard models are typically more accessible, while limited edition, vintage, or particularly sought-after variants can be rarer and harder to find. The brand’s reputation and the high demand for Rolex watches can sometimes make finding specific Explorer models a challenge, particularly in the pre-owned market.

How Can You Spot A Fake Rolex Explorer?

Identifying a counterfeit Rolex Explorer involves scrutinising several details. Genuine Rolex watches exhibit impeccable craftsmanship: look for precise engravings, smooth and steady second-hand movement, and high-quality materials. The weight of the watch should feel substantial due to its solid construction. The Cyclops lens over the date should magnify it significantly. Serial and model numbers, engraved with high precision, are another key indicator. Lastly, Rolex movements are silent, so any ticking sound is a red flag.

When Is The Best Time To Sell My Rolex Explorer?

The optimal time to sell your Rolex Explorer depends on market trends and personal circumstances. Generally, selling when the market demand is high, and supply is limited is ideal. This could be during periods of increased interest in luxury watches or when a particular model becomes popular. Keeping an eye on market trends and consulting with a reputable watch dealer can provide insights into the best timing to maximise your return.

How Do You Adjust A Rolex Explorer Watch?

To adjust a Rolex Explorer, start by unscrewing the crown counterclockwise until it pops out. Carefully pull the crown to the correct position: the first notch for date adjustment (if applicable) and the second notch for time setting. Rotate the crown to make the adjustment. After setting, push and screw the crown back clockwise to ensure water resistance. It’s important to handle the crown with care to avoid any damage to the watch’s mechanism.

How Do You Set The Time On A Rolex Explorer?

To set the time on your Rolex Explorer, first unscrew the crown counterclockwise until it pops open. Pull the crown out to the second notch, which engages the time-setting function. Turn the crown to set the desired time, making sure the hands move smoothly. After setting the correct time, push the crown back in and screw it clockwise until it’s securely closed. This process maintains the Explorer’s water resistance and integrity.

Sell your Explorer In Four Simple Steps

Sell your watch hassle-free. Fill out our form to sell and get a quick valuation. We offer same-day payments for sellers ensuring a smooth, transparent transaction with no surprises.

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Get to know The Watch Exchange London

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For over 15 years, we have valued and bought some of the biggest names in the watch industry, including Rolex. Our highly skilled team of watch buyers will thoroughly inspect your Rolex watch before making a fair offer. We tend to buy luxury timepieces worth between £500 and £500,000. 

If you accept our offer, we’ll complete the hassle-free payment process in under 60 minutes. We aim to make your watch selling journey as smooth as possible, taking a delicate process and turning it into a favourable one.

  • Family business in Mayfair’s exclusive Burlington Arcade.
  • Experts in valuing Rolex, Cartier, and other leading brands.
  • Bought over 10,000 watches and counting!
  • 15 years of experience in making fair offers and valuations.
  • Trusted by high-profile clients.
  • 100% secure and quick payments.

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We keep our exchange process quick and easy, so you can get an offer as soon as possible.

Expert watch buyers

With over 15 years of experience, we’ve bought over 10,000 watches and counting!

Experienced valuations

Our team is highly qualified and experienced. The price we offer you is fair and based on a full inspection.

Same-day payment

Accept our offer or part-exchange. We’ll send payment to your bank in less than 60 minutes.

Value your watch at our shop in Burlington Arcade, London

Our watch shop is located at 23 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London, W1J 0PR. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and take hourly appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days.

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